Work detail

Croatian accession to the European Union: impact on the agricultural sector

Author: Mgr. Kristýna Ducháčová
Year: 2014 - summer
Work type: EEI & EP
Language: English
Pages: 54
Awards and prizes: M.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an excellent state-final examination performance.
Abstract: The diploma thesis studies the short-term impact of Croatian accession to the EU on its
agricultural sector. This is done by discussing current literature in the field, studying Croatian
accession process, analysing Croatian economic indicators and agricultural sector, utilizing
Slovenian experience with accession, and using econometric analysis. Both the empirical
evidence and results of model estimation show that Croatia is better off after the accession
with regard to the agricultural trade. Early post-accession data show no evidence of serious
adverse effects on employment or volume of trade. There is much stronger agricultural export
decrease to the CEFTA countries in 2013 than to the EU countries, shifting the ratio of export
in favour of the EU. A significant increase of imports from the EU is registered after the
accession but imports from the CEFTA countries remain unchanged. The results show that
the EU accession has positive impact on Croatian agricultural trade




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